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10 Stages of Wood for Guitar-Making: From Tree to Guitar

It all started in 1894. Orville Gibson is busy working in his home woodshop in Kalamazoo, Mich., when he stumbles upon a novel instrument. Orville takes the carved, arched top shape of the violin and uses it to transform mandolins. He designs two fresh mandolin shapes: the scroll-body F style and the teardrop-shaped A. ...

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Johnny Cash Home Opens to Public

The home in which Johnny Cash spent his childhood years has opened to the public. The Cash family moved in to the cottage in Dyess, Arkansas, when Johnny was three years old in 1935. The Cash's home was part of an experimental colony built by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. ...

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Johnny Cash Home Opens to Public

The home in which Johnny Cash spent his childhood years has opened to the public. The Cash family moved in to the cottage in Dyess, Arkansas, when Johnny was three years old in 1935. The Cash's home was part of an experimental colony built by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. ...

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Macca and Kanye to Collaborate

Rapper Kanye West seem to have scored the ultimate guest artist for his next album. According to Page Six, West has recruited none other than Sir Paul McCartney to make an appearance on his next album. ...

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This Day in Music: August 18th

Born on this day: 1930, Johnny Preston, U.S. singer 1944, Carl Wayne, singer, The Move 1949, Nigel Griggs bass, Split Enz 1950, Dennis Elliott, drums, Foreigner 1967, Tracy Tracy, The Primitives ...

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What’s An Audio Interface…and Do I Need One?

If you’ve started recording with a computer, the learning curve can be daunting—plugging a guitar into a computer is very different from plugging into an amp. So, let’s de-mystify a fundamental element of all computer-based audio: the audio interface. ...

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